The Benefits of Dual Enrollment
Credit is based on the grade received in the class, not on one test taken at the end of the year.
Books are provided by the high school, giving students the added financial benefit of not needing to purchase textbooks.
Community college tuition rates are typically much lower than state universities. Dual enrollment students pay the community college tuition rate, which is roughly 1/3 what they would pay at a state university.
Students can start college with several credits completed. This allows students to focus more on their college majors, explore other disciplines, or even graduate early.
Since the college credit from dual enrollment comes with a grade, students can start college with an already well-established GPA.
These challenging courses enhance higher level thinking skills, which prepare students for college/university classes.